ags logo
AGS Photographic Competition, 2017 - Winners
[ Full list of Photographic Competition, previous winners ]
[ Printable Version in separate window ]

AGS Photographic Competition, 2017 - Winners

Overall Competition Winner 2017.

Overall 2017 AGS Photographic Competition Winner (The best photograph from all classes)

Karen Gregory, London, UK for Pulsatilla alpina subsp. apiifolia in Class One.

Class 1. An alpine or rock plant in a natural (wild) landscape, with both plant(s) and landscape featured.

First: Karen Gregory, London, UK.

Pulsatilla alpina subsp. apiifolia.

Sella Pass, Dolomites, Italy: June 2016.

Second: Martin & Anna Sheader, Southampton, UK.

Petunia patagonica.

Condor Cliff, southern Patagonia, Argentina: December 2014.

Third: Christine Hughes, Ringwood, Hampshire, UK.

Aconitum napellus subsp. vulgare..

Above the Eiger Trail, Switzerland: June 2017.

Highly Commended: Roger Brownbridge, Harrogate, N. Yorkshire, UK.

Aster alpinus.

Mannlichen, Switzerland: June 2017.

Highly Commended: David Morris, Caton, Lancaster, UK.

Paeonia broteroi.

Sierra Villuercas, Extremadura, Spain: April 2016.

Highly Commended: Janet Hails, Worcester, UK.

Quercus coccifera.

Between Katharo and Lassithi Plateau, Crete: April 2016.

 

Highly Commended: Graham Poynter, Blandford Forum, UK.

Salvia pratensis.

Val di Fassa, Dolomites, Italy: June 2017.

Highly Commended: Arne Jakobsen, Storen, Norway.

Silene involucrata subsp. furcata.

near Longyeabyen, Svalbard, Norway: July 2014.

 

Class 2. A portrait of an alpine plant in its natural habitat, featuring the entire plant as the main subject.

First: Arne Jakobsen, Storen, Norway.

Saxifraga porophylla.

Abruzzo, Italy: May 2012.

Second: Harry Jans, AL Loenen, Netherlands.

Fritillaria imperialis.

Chelgerd (2,375m), Iran: April 2017.

Third: Chris Hansen, Lamplugh, Workington, Cumbria, UK.

Pulsatilla vernalis.

near Mannlichen above Grindelwald, Switzerland: June 2017.

Highly Commended: Harry Jans, AL Loenen, Netherlands.

Dionysia bryoides.

Hanna Dam (2,380m), Isphahan Province, Iran: April 2017.

Highly Commended: Harry Jans, AL Loenen, Netherlands.

Dionysia haussknechtii.

Sepiddasht to Aligudarz (2,430m), Lorestan Province, Iran: April 2017.

Highly Commended: Martin & Anna Sheader, Southampton, UK.

Junellia congesta - white form.

Monte Zeballos (1,472m), southern Patagonia, Argentina: December 2015.

Highly Commended: Chris Hansen, Lamplugh, Workington, Cumbria, UK

Pulsatilla alpina subsp. apiifolia.

near Mannlichen above Grindelwald, Switzerland: June 2017.

Highly Commended: Bill Raymond, Iwerne Minster, Blandford, Dorset, UK.

Ranunculus hederaceus.

Cerro del Cabrizal, Sierra de Grazalema, Spain: April 2017.

Highly Commended: Karen Gregory, London, UK.

Eritrichium nanum.

Rosetta, Dolomites, Italy: June 2017.

Class 3. A close-up or detail of an alpine plant in its natural habitat or in cultivation. You could perhaps concentrate on a flower, foliage or a seed head.

First: Zeng gang, Sichuan Alpine Ecology Study Centre, China.

Meconopsis punicea.

Balangshan, Sichuan Province, China: June 2017.

Second: Martin & Anna Sheader, Southampton, UK.

Viola skottsbergiana.

In cultivation in Southampton, UK: May 2014.

Third: Christine Hughes, Ringwood, Hampshire, UK.

Meconopsis napaulis -hybrid.

Cluny House Gardens, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland: June 2017.

Highly Commended: Harry Jans, AL Loenen, Netherlands.

Aloe polyphylla.

Near Letseng Diamond Mine (2635m), Lesotho: January 2017.

Highly Commended: Hilary Birks, Bjorndalstrae, Norway.

Geranium rotundifolium.

Castle Andraz, northern Italy: June 2017.

Highly Commended: Ursula Junker, Olten, Switzerland.

Eriophorum scheuchzeri.

Uxahryggir, Iceland: July 2017.

Highly Commended: Ursula Junker, Olten, Switzerland.

Helleborus niger.

Monte San Salvatore, Canton of Ticino, Switzerland: March 2017.

Highly Commended: Michael Myers, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorshire, UK.

Paeonia rockii 'Joseph Rock'.

Own garden in Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorshire, UK: June 2015.

Highly Commended: David Morrris, Caton, Lancashire, UK.

Pulsatilla halleri grandis..

Own garden in Caton, Lancashire, UK: March 2017.

Highly Commended: Chris Hansen, Lamplugh, Workington, Cumbria, UK.

Pulsatilla vernalis.

near Mannlichen above Grindelwald, Switzerland: June 2017.

Class 4. An alpine plant in cultivation in a garden setting. It can be in your garden or a garden you have visited.

First: Martin & Anna Sheader, Southampton, UK.

Gentiana sp.

Jiri Papousek's Garden, Roztoky, Czech Republic: May 2017.

Second: David Morris, Caton, Lancashire, UK.

Galanthus nivalis and mixed crocus swarm.

Fletcher Moss Park, Didsbury, Manchester, UK: February 2017.

Third: Tony Goode, Norwich, UK.

Pulsatilla vulgaris.

Own garden in Norwich, UK: March 2015.

 

Highly Commended: Oystein Normann, Harstad, Norway.

Penstemon uintahensis.

Own garden portrait, Municipality of Harstad, northern Norway: June 2017.

Highly Commended: George Sevastopulo, Howth, Dublin, Eire.

Scilla bifolia.

Own garden Howth, Dublin, Eire: March 2015.

Highly Commended: Martin & Anna Sheader, Southampton, UK.

Sempervivum arachnoideum.

Jiri Papousek's garden, Roztoky, Czech Republic: May 2017.

Class 5. An alpine garden or part of a garden showing features used to grow alpine plants such as troughs, raised beds,crevice gardens, pots, screes, alpine houses and so on.

First: Hilary Birks, Bjorndalstrae, Norway.

Tall-herb bed.

Own garden in Bjorndalstrae, Norway: June 2017.

Second: Martin & Anna Sheader, Southampton, UK.

Cliff garden with cacti and succulents.

Pruhonice Park, Pruhonice, Prague, Czech Republic: May 2017.

Third: Tony Goode, Norwich, UK.

Rock garden.

Birmingham Botanic Garden, Birmingham, UK: May 2017.

Highly Commended: Michael Myers, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Nacissus cyclamineus.

Rock garden at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, UK: March 2013.

Class 6. Alpine fauna in the wild either in the landscape or in association with plants. Insects have been popular subjects in the past, as have birds and mammals.

First: Arne Jakobsen, Storen, Norway.

Life and death on a Scrophularia.

Abruzzo, Italy: May 2012.

Second: David Morris, Caton, Lancaster, UK.

Sulphur owlfly (Libelloides coccajus).

Vallee d'Ossoue, les Hautes-Pyrenees, France: June 2017.

Third: Harry Jans, Al Loenen, Netherlands.

Drakensberg crag lizard (Pseudocordylus melanotus subsp. subviridis.

Top of Sani Pass (2,925m), Lesotho: January 2017.

Highly Commended: Tony Duffey, Southport, Lancashire, UK.

Emerald damselfly (Lestes sponsa)

Three Sister's, Lancashire, UK: July 2014.

Highly Commended: Liam McCaughey, Ballinderry Upper, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus).

Upwards from Cangas de Oris to Lake Ercina, Asturias, Spain: May 2017.

Highly Commended: Bill Raymond, Iwerne Minster, Blandford, Dorset, UK.

Large wall brown butterfly (Lasiommata maera).

Val d'Ossoue, Pyrenees, France: July 2015.

Highly Commended: Yiannis Christofides, Platres, Cyprus.

Meleager's blue butterfly (Polyommatus daphnis).

Kackar, Turkey: July 2017.

Highly Commended: Tony Goode, Norwich, UK.

Great green bush-cricket (Tettigonia viridissima)

Meadows around Antagnes, Canton Vaud, Switzerland: June 2016.

Highly Commended: John Noakes, Long Marston, Tring, UK.

Titania's fritillary butterfly (Bolaria titanis).

High in the Auvergne meadows, France: June 2014.

Class 7. An alpine landscape not necessarily showing specific plants but concentrating on the scenic beauty or geology of the setting. You could be inspired by unusual natural beauty, from the small and intimate to the grand panorama.

First: Harry Jans, AL Loenen, Netherlands.

Huanglong Temple.

Huanglong Temple (3,550m), Sichuan, China: October 2010.

Second: Niels Finnerup, Tarm, Denmark.

Panorama of Mount St. Helens, USA.

Mount St. Helens, USA : June 2017.

Third: Christine Hughes, Ringwood, Hampshire, UK.

Above the Eiger Trail.

Switzerland: June 2017.

Highly Commended: Chris Hansen, Lamplugh, Workington, Cumbria, UK.

Avalanche below the Jungfrau.

Jungfrau, Switzerland: June 2017.

Highly Commended: Martin & Anna Sheader, Southampton, UK.

Mountain scenery.

Lago Viedma and Cerro Norte, Patagonia, southern Argentina: December 2015.

Highly Commended: Martin & Anna Sheader, Southampton, UK.

Mountain lake.

Laguna del Maule (2,200m), Andes, central Chile: January 2017.

Highly Commended: Karen Gregory, London, UK.

Mountain landscape.

Ghardeccia, Dolomites, Italy: July 2017.

Highly Commended: Karen Gregory, London, UK.

Stormy mountain scenery.

Sella mountain group, Dolomites, Italy: July 2016.

Highly Commended: Tony Goode, Norwich, UK.

Looking towards the Kanderfirn glacier.

Upper Gasternal, above Kandersteg, Switzerland: July 2012.

Class 8. A quirky, amusing or unusual image featuring alpine plants. Digital manipulation is allowed in this class. In fact anything goes - let your imagination run riot!

First: Hilary Birks, Bjorndalstrae, Norway.

An imprisoned thistle flower (Schmalhausenia nidulans).

Almaty observatory, Kazakhstan: June 2008.

Second: Razvan Chisu, Barthomley, Cheshire, UK.

Narcissus watieri.

Digitally manipulated image taken on a smartphone: 2017.

Third: David Morris, Caton, Lancashire, UK.

Spiranthes spiralis.

Digital manipulation to remove areas of distraction. Original image taken at Jack Scout, Silverdale, Lancashire: August 2017.

Highly Commended: Martin & Anna Sheader, Southampton, UK.

Biarum marmarisense (Hoodies on the beach!).

Potted plant photographed against a blue autumn sky - pot edge digitally removed: September 2015.

Highly Commended: Yiannis Christofides, Platres, Cyprus.

Rindera lanata seed heads.

Pontic Alps, Turkey: July 2017.

[ Full list of Photographic Competition, previous winners ]
[ Printable Version in separate window ]